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Still looking for something productive to do in the long vacation…..?

Then check out MyCareerHub! – there’re still lots of summer work opportunities being advertised there.  From summer play-worker to Historic Scotland visitor assistant, heaps of Festival opportunities, activity leader,  summer camps at home an abroad……there’s still a wide range of things to apply for – browse MyCareerHub now! … Continue reading

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Work experience, volunteering, internships….why are they important?

……..to make sure you’re in the best position to move on into the work/study area of your choice on graduation! With hundreds of opportunities already being advertised on our vacancy database, MyCareerHub alone, the start of semester, before the academic work really kicks … Continue reading

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Add value to you summer work/volunteering with the Edinburgh Award

Over the long summer vacation, many of you will be working/volunteering to gain relevant experience, evidence your skills to future employers, and last but not least, earn some cash! (And if you’re still looking for summer opportunities, check our website … Continue reading

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Experience in Publishing – one student’s story….

Charlotte Brady, philosophy  year 4 Deciding to pursue a career in the creative industries, particularly publishing and journalism, can invite a lot of horror stories about a dark abyss of unemployment and despair. Thankfully, when you’re a Philosophy undergraduate, you’re fairly used … Continue reading

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Still looking for something productive to do this summer…….?

Then check out MyCareerHub! – there’re still lots of summer work opportunities being advertised there.  From summer play-worker to Historic Scotland visitor assistant, heaps of Festival opportunities, activity leader,  summer camps at home an abroad……there’s still a wide range of things to apply for … Continue reading

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Internships/Work experience – what counts…..?

This week I ran a small group workshop focusing on internships and work experience, and just what these terms mean. The idea behind small-group work is that everyone contributes and learns from each other, and I’m delighted to say that everyone … Continue reading

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Going Global – why, what, where, how?! – getting started….

You’re no doubt aware of some of the opportunities for you to internationalise your university experience – via study abroad exchange programmes in your penultimate year,  volunteering and paid vacation work, ‘gap year’ work and travel immediately on graduation etc. But have … Continue reading

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Welcome back – and welcome news on summer internships….

A Happy New Year to you all – I hope you’ve managed to have a bit of a rest and relaxation over the festive period (as well as working on the dissertation, essays  – and, dare I add, ‘future plans’!) … Continue reading

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What am I doing here!? – a question for all early-years students …..

………and the obvious answer – ‘studying for my degree of course!’ Great – and lucky you! – 4 years to study a subject you love in depth, at a great university. But what else are you doing here…….? I would … Continue reading

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Looking for a summer project, and keen to put your communication skills to good use…..?

…Project Scotland has some great opportunities for you!  Many PPLS students in general, and LEL students in particular, are interested in careers which will make use of their understanding of language and communication, and written and verbal communication skills, including careers in areas … Continue reading

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